, science fiction
, and mystery writer. Best known for his dystopia
n novel Fahrenheit 451
(1953) and for the science fiction stories gathered together as The Martian Chronicles
(1950) and The Illustrated Man
(1951), Bradbury is one of the most celebrated among 20th and 21st century American writers of speculative fiction
. Many of Bradbury's works have been adapted into television shows or films.
Bradbury was born in Waukegan, Illinois
to Esther Moberg Bradbury, a Swedish immigrant
, and Leonard Spaulding Bradbury, a power and telephone lineman.
There was always a minority afraid of something, and a great majority afraid of the dark, afraid of the future, afraid of the past, afraid of the present, afraid of themselves and shadows of themselves.
I'm being ironic. Don't interrupt a man in the midst of being ironic, it's not polite.
In touch! There's a slimy phrase. Touch, hell. Gripped! Pawed, rather. Mauled and massaged and pounded by FM voices.
I've done a prideful thing, a thing more sinful than she ever done to me. I took the bottom out of her life.
I wonder how many men, hiding their youngness, rise as I do, Saturday mornings, filled with the hope that Bugs Bunny, Yosemite Sam and Daffy Duck will be there waiting as our one true always and forever salvation?
"My stories run up and bite me in the leg— I respond by writing down everything that goes on during the bite. When I finish, the idea lets go and runs off."
Go to the edge of the cliff and jump off. Build your wings on the way down.
My job is to help you fall in love.
Recreate the world in your own image and make it better for your having been here.
We were put here as witnesses to the miracle of life. We see the stars, and we want them. We are beholden to give back to the universe.... If we make landfall on another star system, we become immortal.